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The Sound of Ideas

The Foreclosure Crisis of Cuyahoga County

Posted Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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Cuyahoga County is among the nation's leaders in foreclosures, at a rate of almost 30 a day. Wednesday morning on The Sound of Ideas, a conversation about the lending practices at the root of this crisis in the housing market. Local laws to fight it have recently been struck down, but a new effort is promising to give some teeth to enforcement of existing laws. We'll hear from the front lines and the perspective of some law-abiding lenders.

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Economy, Facing the Mortgage Crisis, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News

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Predatory Lending - Jim Rokakis, Cuyahoga County Treasurer; John Read, partner, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP; Zach Schiller, research director, Policy Matters Ohio. Special Olympics - David Gilbert, president, Greater Cleveland Sports Comm.

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